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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cubs Coach Loretta Suspended for Talking to NY Replay

MLB suspended Chicago Cubs Bench Coach Mark Loretta one game for using the umpires’ Replay Review headset to speak with the Replay Official in New York in an attempt to get an explanation for an outcome that didn’t go his team’s way.

On Saturday, September 21, Replay confirmed 3B Umpire and Crew Chief Mike Everitt’s third inning ruling that Cubs runner Kyle Schwarber was out during a stolen base attempt when Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter appeared to tag Schwarber with the heel of his glove.

Following the confirmed ruling, Loretta purportedly intercepted the on-field Replay Review technician and spoke via headset to the Replay Operations Center, earning Loretta a one-game suspension for unauthorized use of equipment (“inappropriate conduct”), which he served Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Sincere question: Has something like this happened before?

 

 

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:20 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mark loretta, replay, suspensions

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:50 AM (#5883224)
I seem to remember a story of Ty Cobb destroying the headset during a replay review, not sure if that was true or not.
   2. flournoy Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:10 AM (#5883228)
CNN now reporting Ty Cobb accused of headset destruction per multiple sources, investigation pending.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:31 AM (#5883254)
Charles Leerhsen explains that it was very common to destroy headsets among players of Cobb's day, Cobb didn't really ruin the headset any more than other players did, and the headset pretty much deserved it anyway.
   4. Itchy Row Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5883259)
I got suspended for wearing my Walkman headset in high school.
   5. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:44 AM (#5883262)
Cobb didn't really ruin the headset any more than other players did, and the headset pretty much deserved it anyway.


What was it wearing?
   6. flournoy Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:47 AM (#5883263)
Social media sleuths reveal Itchy Row once suspended for bigotry against those who do not identify as men who can walk. Also unwilling to recognize his privilege as compared to persons on the hearing ability spectrum. Protesters demand for Row to be fired.
   7. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:57 AM (#5883266)
Carp tagged him with his forearm, not glove.

I hope the Cubs can survive Loretta's absence.
   8. Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: September 26, 2019 at 11:01 AM (#5883271)
   9. spycake Posted: September 26, 2019 at 11:06 AM (#5883272)
I seem to remember a story of Ty Cobb destroying the headset during a replay review, not sure if that was true or not.


Was it depicted in the 1994 movie Cobb? If so, it's true, and you should GET OVER IT!
   10. The Duke Posted: September 26, 2019 at 11:20 AM (#5883275)
Another terrible lie by Al Stump about Cobb. When will it end
   11. JAHV Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:13 PM (#5883295)
I wish Brad Ausmus had done that in the Angels-A's game last night. It would have been worth it simply to hear what the thought process was. They reviewed a double down the line that clearly hit the chalk but was initially ruled foul. Not only could you see the puff of chalk on the replay, but a different replay also showed an obvious mark in the chalk after the ball had landed that wasn't there immediately prior. It was infuriating that they somehow confirmed the ball as foul.
   12. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: September 26, 2019 at 02:25 PM (#5883335)
I wish Brad Ausmus had done that in the Angels-A's game last night. It would have been worth it simply to hear what the thought process was. They reviewed a double down the line that clearly hit the chalk but was initially ruled foul. Not only could you see the puff of chalk on the replay, but a different replay also showed an obvious mark in the chalk after the ball had landed that wasn't there immediately prior. It was infuriating that they somehow confirmed the ball as foul.


As an A's fan, they absolutely made the wrong call, but I can't get too upset about it.

On a different note, if you watch the replay, some poor kid gets absolutely whacked in the face after ball bounces over the wall.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: September 26, 2019 at 05:49 PM (#5883443)
#11 ... more likely they decided they did not have sufficient evidence to overrrule rather than "confirmed." Which still sounds wrong in this specific instance but the default is to the call on the field and the impression I've had this year is that the replay guys are (correctly IMO) much less focused on determining whether the very tip of the guy's shoe reached the bag a millisecond before the tag was applied (or vice versa).
   14. Hank Gillette Posted: September 26, 2019 at 06:35 PM (#5883453)
#11 ... more likely they decided they did not have sufficient evidence to overrrule rather than "confirmed."


If a puff of chalk is not definitive to rule the ball fair, what is?
   15. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:20 PM (#5883485)
Thank god we have replay and now we know every call is right! I can’t wait for roboumps calling balls and strikes and there will be peace on earth.
   16. Spahn Insane Posted: September 27, 2019 at 01:16 AM (#5883554)
This can't possibly help the Cubs' playoff chances.
   17. JAHV Posted: September 27, 2019 at 02:04 AM (#5883559)
#11 ... more likely they decided they did not have sufficient evidence to overrrule rather than "confirmed." Which still sounds wrong in this specific instance but the default is to the call on the field and the impression I've had this year is that the replay guys are (correctly IMO) much less focused on determining whether the very tip of the guy's shoe reached the bag a millisecond before the tag was applied (or vice versa).


My impression from the way they responded after the review was that the call was "confirmed" and not simply upheld. Chalk rising is not a one millisecond thing.
   18. Lassus Posted: September 27, 2019 at 09:34 AM (#5883588)
When the phones and headsets were off the field back in the day, Harold Reynolds snuck into the hallway of I think Busch and prank-called in on the replay red-line, giving everyone in the replay tech area in Chelsea a total heart attack thinking something was going on that we had bizarrely missed.

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